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Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Camelford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Camelford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Camelford) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Camelford

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Camelford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Camelford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Camelford property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Camelford Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the property in Camelford we plan to buy - What should we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Camelford building may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas associated installations such as fireplaces. The fittings will not be detached. Gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Cornwall based local companies include M & M Plumbing & Heating Ltd of 14, Clease Meadows, Camelford, Cornwall Tel. 07779994168 and Paul Parkinson of 9 Hawthorne Close, Victoria Gardens, Camelford, Cornwall Tel. 01840212523.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Camelford and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Camelford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Camelford property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Camelford Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. Which types of asbestos are a concern?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including soil vent pipes.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure.



Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the property in Camelford we plan to buy - What should we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Camelford building may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas associated installations such as fireplaces. The fittings will not be detached. Gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Cornwall based local companies include M & M Plumbing & Heating Ltd of 14, Clease Meadows, Camelford, Cornwall Tel. 07779994168 and Paul Parkinson of 9 Hawthorne Close, Victoria Gardens, Camelford, Cornwall Tel. 01840212523.

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